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31 Days to a Better Butt – Day 24 – Step-Up with Side Leg Raise

Butt Fact: According to a new report, close to 10,000 butt augmentations were performed in the U.S. in 2013. Step-Up with Side Leg Raise This is a great exercise that combines 2 exercises, step-ups and hip abductions, into one. You … Continue reading

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31 Days to a Better Butt – Day 23 – Step-Ups

Butt Fact: Lower body strength training that includes the glutes helps prevent age-related bone loss. Step-Ups There are many ways to do step-ups but I’ll describe the basic version. This is another way to work the legs separately and include balance … Continue reading

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31 Days to a Better Butt – Day 22 – Elevated Rear-Leg Lunge

Butt Fact: A 2010 study by the University of Oxford suggests that having a bigger booty helps prevent against diabetes and heart disease. Elevated Rear-Leg Lunge These lunges are often called split squats since the rear leg is not as … Continue reading

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31 Days to a Better Butt – Day 21 – Lunges

Butt Fact: If more energy is driven down through the heels while doing exercises that target the posterior chain, the more the glutes will be activated. Lunges The lunge is another staple in the fitness enthusiast’s tool box. There are … Continue reading

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31 Days to a Better Butt – Day 20 – Hip Thrust

Butt Fact: Hormonal changes occur during menopause that shift fat storage from the butt to the stomach. Hip Thrust I’ve seen the hip thrust referred to by other names such as elevated bridge. It is, in fact a more advanced … Continue reading

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31 Days to a Better Butt – Day 19 – Ice Skaters

Butt Fact: Concentrating on squeezing your butt during exercise helps you work your glutes with more intensity. Ice Skaters Ice Skaters is a great exercise with variations that include high impact, low impact or no impact. This is another lateral … Continue reading

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